Guest what? Asif Iqbal, President of Harrow United Deaf Club had a fantastic time at the ITV Britain’s Got Talent show at London Palladium Theatre on Saturday 28th January 2017.
Asif explained: “It was a surreal experience. I was seated at the Upper Circle box, I can image this is similar where the Royal family normally sit in their royal box! It was an amazing atmosphere, all the seats in the audience were full. There was a huge cheer as each judge: Simon Cowell, Ayesha Dixons, Amanda Holden and David Wiliams, walked down the steps from the entrance where audiences are, to the judges’ chairs, located opposite the main stage"
Britain’s Got Talent (often shortened to BGT) is a British televisiontalent show reality TV competition which started in June 2007 and originated from the Got Talent franchise. Throughout the show, contestants must perform in front of the judges, and each year initial auditions have been held in front of a live audience. Auditions precede live semi-finals, where the final 45 contestants (24 in series 1, 40 in series 2–5) perform nightly for a week in order to impress the British public. Each night, two acts from each semi-final (the act with the most votes and another chosen by the judges from the acts in second and third place) progress to the live final.
There have been ten winners to date: Paul Potts (opera singer), George Sampson (street dancer), Diversity (street dance troupe), Spelbound (gymnastic troupe), Jai McDowall (singer), Ashleigh and Pudsey (dancing dog act), Attraction (shadow theatre group), Collabro (musical singing group), Jules O’Dwyer & Matisse (canine freestyle act) and Richard Jones (magician). The winner of each series is given the opportunity to perform at the Royal Variety Performance in front of members of the British Royal Family, including either Queen Elizabeth II or the Prince of Wales.A significant show in
A significant show in British popular culture, Britain’s Got Talent is the UK’s biggest television talent competition (ahead of The X Factor, also created by Cowell, and The Voice UK). The series 3 live finale brought in 17.3 million viewers, a 64.6% audience share.
Asif summed up the whole day, “It was a brilliant event. BGT was fantastic opportunity to see a lot of people with hidden talents doing a great audition.